For Inspiration

A Bridge21 Maths Lesson


A Bridge21 Engish Lesson


Other Interesting Stuff

We are always on the hunt for new ideas. Our model has been inspired by people who we think are the freshest thinkers in education.

In this section you can find a selection of clips and links which we love. We think you may too.

Do you have some inspiration to share? Contact us, and we’ll investigate.

Some interesting facts and figures from Shift Happens

SPRinG Handbook: Promoting Effective Group Work

SPRinG was a joint research project between several universities in the UK. It involved collaborating with teachers to enhance the effective use of group-based learning in the classrooms at Key Stages 1 to 3.  The Bridge21 team were privileged to meet one of the project leaders, Prof. Maurice Galton, on a visit to Cambridge in early 2010. One of the lead researchers, Dr. Linda Hargreaves, returned the visit in December, met some of our brilliant Bridge21 teachers and was guest speaker at our Education Symposium in the Science Gallery. We’re looking forward to continuing collaboration with Linda and Maurice in the future.

You can find some interesting journal papers on the SPRinG project website or have a look at the SPRinG Handbook on Amazon’s website.

A Vision of Students Today

Dave Eggers: Once Upon a School (TED Prize winner)

Dave Eggers is co-founder of 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for kids ages 6–18 in San Francisco, which inspired our own Roddy Doyle to set up Fighting Words.   Have a look at the video on the Ted website for some words of inspiration.

Ken Robinson: Changing Education Pardigms

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert.